Stuff I Like

Music

  • Tom Waits
  • Brian Eno
  • The Velvet Underground
  • U2
  • David Bowie
  • Bloc Party
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Elvis Costello
  • Talking Heads
  • Radiohead
  • Underworld
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Jon Hassell
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Massive Attack
  • Trentemoller
  • Joy Division
  • Jeff Buckley
  • Johnny Cash
  • Richard Hell And The Voidoids
  • The Pixies
  • The Violent Femmes
  • Blur
  • Big Black
  • Son House
  • Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
  • The Clash
  • Van Morrison
  • T-Rex
  • The Kinks
  • Ladytron
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Morphine
  • David Sylvian
  • Mike Doughty
  • Ministry
  • David Byrne
  • The Church
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Paul Simon
  • Nina Simone
  • The Happy Mondays
  • The Magnetic Fields
  • PJ Harvey
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Mogwai
  • Robert Johnson
  • The Indelicates
  • Eleni Mandell
  • TV On The Radio
  • Daniel Lanois
  • The Jesus And Mary Chain
  • Joe Henry
  • Soul Coughing
  • They Might Be Giants
  • The Cure
  • Sigur Ros

Movies

  • Until The End Of The World
  • The Fisher King
  • Brazil
  • Legend
  • Blade Runner
  • Hellboy
  • The Fall
  • Se7en
  • Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas
  • The Dark Knight
  • 300
  • The Crow
  • Wings Of Desire
  • Lawrence Of Arabia
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Wristcutters: A Love Story
  • Solaris
  • The Shining
  • The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen
  • Ghostbusters
  • Real Genius
  • Joe Vs. The Volcano
  • Death To Smoochy
  • Love Actually
  • In Bruges
  • Snatch
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Big Empty

Writers

  • William Gibson
  • Neal Stephenson
  • Douglas Adams
  • C.S. Lewis
  • W. Somerset Maugham
  • Clive Barker
  • G.K. Chesterton
  • Stephen King
  • Jonathan Carroll
  • Kathe Koja
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Lester Bangs
  • Bruce Sterling
  • Warren Ellis
  • Grant Morrison
  • Garth Ennis
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Anne Sexton
  • Charles Stross
  • Mike Carey
  • Richard Dawkins
  • China Mieville
  • Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Carl Sagan
  • Naomi Klein
  • Alfred Bester
  • Philip K. Dick
  • Haruki Murakami
  • Franz Kafka
  • Greil Marcus
  • T.S. Eliot
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Bruce Chatwin

Television

  • The Wire
  • Doctor Who
  • Torchwood
  • Action
  • Wild Palms
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
  • The IT Crowd
  • The Venture Bros.
  • Firefly
  • Blackadder
  • Family Guy
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  • Monty Python
  • Pushing Daisies
  • Deadwood

People I’d Like To Have A Conversation With

  • Bill Hicks
  • Brian Eno
  • Ada Byron
  • Constantine The Great
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • John von Neumann
  • Thom Yorke
  • Trent Reznor
  • Lester Bangs
  • Hunter Thompson
  • Meister Eckhart
  • Peter Gabriel
  • David Byrne

Totally Random Things I Like

  • My family
  • Synthesizers
  • Chili
  • Corduroy pants
  • Leather jackets
  • San Francisco
  • Steampunk computer mods
  • Violent techno music
  • Films about London
  • Istanbul
  • The Tiergarten in Berlin
  • All of Berlin, actually
  • Absurdity
  • Physics (especially the quantum stuff)
  • Smart horror movies
  • My friends
  • Cigarettes (sigh)
  • Traveling
  • Macintosh computers
  • Fog
  • Overcast weather in general
  • Rain (see above)
  • Big black cashmere overcoats
  • Mocha lattés
  • Women who look like Louise Brooks
  • Cleverly multipurpose things
  • Shaker furniture
  • Japanese interior architecture
  • Not knowing the primary language of the place I’m at
  • The smell of old bookstores
  • Record shops
  • British culture
  • African music (all of it, pretty much from anywhere)
  • Italian food
  • Bacon-wrapped dates at a tapas restaurant
  • The middle of the night

4 Responses to Stuff I Like

  1. Joe T. says:

    If you like overcast weather, then you’d love Moscow.

    Flying into Domodedovo Airport last week, I realized that the cloud cover over the city was by far the thickest I’d ever seen… anywhere.

    This time of year, you don’t see any hint of sun outside your hotel room until around 9:30 am, when the pitch blackness slowly starts giving away to an eery piss-yellow. By 10:00, it’s a dull grey, the color of an old nickel, and the sky doesn’t get any lighter the whole rest of the day, until the light disappears entirely just before 4 pm.

  2. Billy Kess says:

    U2, Peter Gabriel, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash!!! David Bowie – Agreed… the rest, I never really heard of, so I can’t say.

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – I watched the first 20 minutes of it and I just couldn’t keep watching. Too weird. Although I do like the “Wave Speech” as a poetic peice.

  3. madika says:

    You know what, Josh? Despite your occasional misanthropic nature, I am so very heartened that the things you like far outweigh the things that you dislike (in both quantity and quality).

  4. ma ta says:

    u are so shallow…british culture????

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